Meet Dr. Megan Piersol, DPT

Physical Therapist

I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy with 9 years of experience in orthopedics, sports medicine, orthopedic pediatrics, and neurological rehabilitation. I am certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling and am working towards Osteopathic Manual Therapy certification in addition to two years of training in Dynamic Neuro-Stabilization technique and nine years of Motor Control Rehabilitation experience. I take an individualized, comprehensive approach and spend at least 45 minutes of one-on-one time with each patient every session. I am originally from Florida and received my Bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in Biology and Public Health from the University of North Florida, and then proceeded to Physical Therapy school at the University of Florida graduating magna cum laude.

I will work with you to improve body awareness and teach you stabilization techniques as we strengthen your musculoskeletal system. This will improve freedom of movement and reduce pain. Besides treating athletes and standard orthopedic problems (joint, muscle and spine pains and injuries), I also have experience with and enjoy treating individuals with Ehlers Danlos, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, and other neurologic syndromes, postpartum care, and chronic pain. I also specialize in in pre- and post-operative care for spine and joint surgeries.

I am excited to join P.R.I.S.M. so that I can work in an environment that gives me the ability to give each patient the attention and care you deserve. I believe in capturing the whole picture of how motor patterns may have contributed to your injury or pain, in taking extra time to minimize your risk of future injury, and partnering with you to help you achieve your goals.

In my free time, I enjoy running, biking, playing sports, exploring new areas and cultures, playing guitar, and learning new languages and skills. I am excited to join PRISM so that I can spend that extra time with patients and work with a collaborative and caring team of professionals.

A note from Dr. Zingman: I was thrilled to find Dr. Piersol after conducting many interviews for this position. She is a dedicated professional who chose the most highly respected advanced education courses following Physical Therapy school which are applicable to Ehlers Danlos Syndrome/hypermobility, athletes, pregnancy, and chronic and acute back and joint pain.
November 20-21, 2010 – Real-time US Imaging 1 for Physical Therapists
Jan 16, 2011 – Univ St Augustine, S1 Introducion to Spinal Evaluation and Manipulation
July 29 – 30, 2011 – The Shoulder Center of Kentucky – The Disabled Throwing Shoulder: 10 year update
August 20-21, 2011 – Therapy Network Seminars – The Lumbosacral Complex
Dec 2-4, 2011 – MT-ST:Stabilization Training Seminar (Maitland)
March 2-4, 2012 – MT-1:Basic Peripheral Seminar (Maitland)
October 14, 2012 – Univ of St. Augustine – MF1 – Mofascial Manipulation
Unsure of Date: Postural Restoration Institute – Pelvis Restoration
July 20-21, 2013 – SFMA – Selective Functional Movement Assessment: An Evidence-Based Clinical Model to Address Regional Interdependence
September 2013 – Univ of St. Augustine – S3- Advanced Evaualtion and Manipulation of the Cranio-Facial Region, Cervical and Upper Thoracic Spine
April 13, 2014 – Univ. of St Augustine – S4 – Functional Analysis and Management of the Lumbo-Pelvic-Hip Complex
February 22-24, 2013 – Kinetacore – Introductory Level: Functional Dry Needling
October 3-5, 2014 – Kinetacore – Functional Therapeutics Application for the Clinical Setting
May 15-17, 2015 – Kinetacore – Advanced Level: Functional Dry Needling
Sept 19-20, 2015 – Level 1 C-511 Lumbopelvic Spine I
Dec 11, 2015 – Summit Professional Education – Treating Torticollis
March 11-12, 2016 – 2016 UVA Running Medicaine Conference (conference and lab portion)
August 13-14, 2016 – The Learning and Training Center – Stroke Survivor: Effective Management in
Physical and Occupational Therapy
Feb 17, 2017 – Vyne Education – (Re)Defining the Core: The Key to Functional and Corective Exercises
June 23-25, 2017 - Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization According to Kolar: A Developmental
Kinesiology Approach: Level A (Passed Test after)
Jan 19-21, 2018 - Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization According to Kolar: A Developmental
Kinesiology Approach: Level B (Passed Test after)
Nov 4-5, 2017 - NAIOMT Level I C-516 Cervical Spine I (passed test Dec 10, 2017)
May 19-20, 2018 - NAIOMT Level I C-611 Lumbopelvic Spine II (Passed Test July 15, 2018)
April 7-8, 2019 - NAIOMT Level I C-613 Thoracic Spine

Medbridge courses:
6/01/18 - The Neuroscience of Sprains, Strains, Pain and Sports Performance
11/13/18 - Pain Peculiarities in Everyday Life
11/13/2018 - Lower Extremity Alignment: A Proximal Rehabilitation Approach
11/16/18 - Global Dynamic Functional Stability for the Hip and Pelvis
12/05/18 - Exercise Prescription for Hip and Pelvis Movement: Part 1
12/14/18 - Exercise Prescription for Hip and Pelvis Movement: Part 2

Vasyli Education:
2/20/2019: Introductory Biomechanics and Orthotic Therapy
2/28/2019: Sagittal Plane Function and it’s Relationship to Chronic Foot and Back Pain